Easter Sensory Bin

April 14, 2014

twins playing

The girls have had loads of fun with this easter sensory bin and it took very little setting up.

sensory bin from lentils

I just used some lentils and some green mung beans to make a very rough egg shape. Then I laid out a bowl of all their Easter bit and pieces. There are fluffy chicks and bunnies and plastic eggs.

easter sensory bin

It didn’t take long for them to find it after school and get stuck in.

easter sensory box

Sometimes I provide two sensory bins for the twins but sometimes I think it is good for them to share. They don’t always play at the same time anyway. I loved seeing how they worked together with this one.

twins playing in sensory bin

Of course there were a few arguments – but that is part of the learning process.

play activities

The girls explored putting the different things inside the eggs. Of course we had to talk about how bunnies don’t hatch out of eggs – only chicks.

Easter egg sensory bin

They were delighted when they discovered that the lentils make a rattling sound when you put them in an egg.

easter egg shakers

They tried a few different things to see how they sounded inside the plastic eggs.

egg sensory bin

The twins have watched some chicks hatch at nursery and they enjoyed playing with the fluffy chicks and recreating how they held them.

easter chicks sensory bin

After a while their play became more imaginative and they acted out scenes with the little chicks.

twins playing

Each of the chicks was given a name.

easter chicks sensory box

This has provided the girls with so much fun and was really cheap and simple to put together.

Easter sensory playThis is what it looked like at the end.

Easter Sensory Bin

 

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